September 2017 Table of Contents

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Designers of the Year: The Winners

The entries came pouring in from all across Western Canada for our 10th anniversary of our design competition. We’re delighted to present the cream of the crop.

Designers of the Year: The Finalists

The scope of the talent on this year’s finalist list demonstrates the strength of Western Canada’s flourishing design scene. These are the ones to watch.

Designers of the Year: The Judges

This year’s all-star panel of judges includes local heroes, international icons and tastemakers for some of the biggest design brands in the world.

One to Watch

An abandoned factory inspires Geoffrey Lilge’s latest design project.


Mix-and-match modular sofas, whimsical area rugs and more cool new products.


A Scandinavian-meets-Japanese online boutique and other shopping hot spots.

Great Spaces

How to transform a 100-year-old room into a chic, modern Italian restaurant.

Sofas We Love

Sleek and stylish seating that will instantly update your living space.


Architect Kengo Kuma sits down with Western Living for an exclusive Q&A.

Homes Tour

A sneak peek into a stunning modern dream home from architect Kevin Vallely.

Trade Secrets

Designer Gillian Segal reveals her trick for revamping a dated feature fireplace.

Accidental Farmers

A designer and her family take on farm life on their idyllic Fraser Valley property.

48 Hours in Austin

Soak up the scene (and the barbecue, of course) in the live music capital of the world.


Where to get your sweat on during your next California road trip.

My Neighbourhood

DSquared2’s Dan and Dean Caten share their version of Mykonos, Greece.

Island of High Design

The Dedon resort in the Philippines turns an island paradise into a laboratory of luxury.